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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    October 30, 2013
    7:00 - 9:01am PDT  

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>> reporter: we're at the scene of a deadly accident in sonoma county. we'll tell you how authorities believe this accident happened. new hope for catching the suspects connected to a shooting at a nightclub. why officers believe this video could help them crack the case. happening right now in washington, d.c -- live pictures. a top government official getting grilled about the president aide healthcare act -- president's healthcare act. the tough questions that kathleen sebelius is facing.
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santa rosa grieves the death of a 13-year-old shot and killed while holding a replica gun good morning. live pictures from union city where fire crews are on the scene of a warehouse fire. this started about two hours ago. it's pretty well contained. there were some scary moments for people inside the at -- the area. steve, i couldn't wait to turn the heater on. >> yes, it's cold. it will be sunny. mostly clear skies. a lot of 30s popping up.
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sunshine and a little bit warmer. not a lot. 36 book ends, santa rosa and napa, a lot of 40s or low 40s for many. including san jose which has gone to 44. redwood city, 42. there's 30s up in the santa cruz mountains. san francisco, a couple of up floor 40s. go for a high of 61. clear in reno. 389 eureka. even some cool readings on the north coast. this system will fall apart. cold, sunny. patchy fog in the north bay that will burn off and cool to mild on the highs. if you are in the sun, it's not bad. if you are in the shade, it's cooler. 50s, 60s. here's tara. we have a sig-alert issued for interstate 80 through fairfield near air base parkway. let's take a look at the maps. both the east and westbound directions are shut down right here due to a car fire. if you are headed into sacramento this morning, you might want to give yourself
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extra time or leave earlier than usual. at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that the backup is quite extensive. the metering lights are on. give yourself extra time into san francisco. more than usual because of this problem, let's show you the eastshore freeway which has been extremely sluggish all the way from the macarthur maze right here in the berkeley emeryville area, on up through hercules. definitely looking at some massive, massive delays this morning. let's head back to the desk. >> thank you, tara. a warehouse for baked goods caught fire in union city. this is a live picture of the facility. it's on western avenue near pacific street. it's not far from alvarado niles road. the fire started about 5:15 this morning. it went to two alarms before it was put out by alameda county fire crew. several people were in the building at the time of the fire. but they were able to escape safely. no word yet on a cause.
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highway 121 in sonoma county has reopened following a deadly crash that injured three people including a 5-year-old child. the accident happened around 7:00 last night on meadowlark lane near the sonoma raceway. christien kafton is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. we also have new information about a new countywide effort to crack down on drunk driving incidents. but let's talk about this accident that happened here on highway 121. this accident killing one person, injuring three others. one of those injured was a 5- year-old girl. we're hearing she had major injuries. investigators say 25-year-old was driving a 1997 jaguar south along highway 121. witnesses say he crossed the center line to pass some other cars and that's when the collision occurred. the jaguar crossed into oncoming traffic and a toyota coming in the opposite direction hit that jaguar head
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on. a 21-year-old was dilled in the accident -- killed in the accident. the 26-year-old driveert of the toyota and a 5-year-old girl both injured. that 5-year-old flown to children's hospital in oakland with what are being called major injuries. the man was taken to the hospital. no word on how serious his injuries were. chp investigators tell ktvu that they are looking to see if the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident. >> the driver of the jaguar is being investigated for potentially driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at this time. >> reporter: various sonoma county law enforcement agencies received a series of grants to step up impaired driving enforcement for drunk driving. the bulk will go to the anti- drunk driving campaign. this come in time for
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halloween. an officer said halloween is definitely ranking up there as one of the major party nights. and that with trick or treaters out can prove to be a deadly combination. we're looking to see if there's criminal history on the part of the driver of the jaguar that was in that fatal accident last night. if we found out more information, we'll certainly bring that to you. for now we're live along highway 121 in sonoma county, back to you. 7:06. police in the south bay still searching for four suspects in a nightclub shooting over the weekend. we now have surveillance video of the suspects they are looking for. ktvu's janine de la vega live in campbell with the details including this is not the first time there's been violence at this particular nightclub. janine? >> reporter: dave, back in 2009, four people were stabbed here by one suspect but police say in this latest incident it was a security guard that was shot here in the parking lot of
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the spot nightclub in downtown campbell. surveillance video shows all four of the suspects. here's the video. you can see a man with dark hair and a goatee enter and look around the club. he's in the center of the screen and then a second suspect, a man with dark hair and a boetee, he walks in, looks down at his wallet and starts talking to the suspect. the third man walks in with camouflage pants. he has ka toos on both arms and -- tattoos on both of his arms. the next suspect, an asian female. a male bouncer was shot by one of the suspects when he asked them to turn down the loud music coming from the parking lot. we spoke to a security guard unrelated to the club who told us his thoughts on the spot. >> i remember it being closed down a while back. i think that was due to a stabbing previously. it was a little bit of a reputation. but other than that, all of the
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other bars around this area are fine. >> the victim is 33 years old. he's recovering from a single gunshot wound. the suspects in this case fled in two cars. one is a dark-colored 1990s chevy camaro, possibly with dealer plates. the second car is a later model four-door sedan that may be light in color. they were last heading east on orchard shi drive. cam bem police would like to hear from you -- campbell police would like to hear from you if you recognize any of the suspects. the club is located in the heart of downtown campbell. right in the shadows of the historic campbell water tower. this is considered a safe area with a lot of shops and restaurants. it's very much a concern for people who live here. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. there is a new audit out showing california's justice department and the courts have
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not identified thousands of mentally ill people who should not be allowed to have a gun. the audit found that 34 58 superior courts did not file more than 2,000 prohibited person reports to the mental health unit between 2010 and 2012. the audit called on the legislature to require all mental health-related prohibited person reports to be filed within 24 hours. 7:09. why did it take so long and cost so much to build the new bay bridge. the contra costa times reports a state senate committee is launching an investigation to find out. it took 11 years to build the bridge at a cost of $6.4 billion. engineers originally estimated construction would cost $1.4 billion and would only take four years. the state senate plans to use its subpoena powers if necessary to complete the investigation. we're now learning about a second mystery barge with
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reported ties to google. there's been a lot of talk about the mysterious structure being built on a barge at treasure island in the san francisco bay. and there are now reports google is building a similar floating structure in portland, maine. that's also shrouded a mystery. google would not comment when asked about the projects. but both structures are believed to be a floating data center for google. oakland police made an arrest after a shooting at a motel last night. police were at the value inn on west macarthur boulevard about 7:15 last night. a woman had been shot in the face. we are ally told she's in serious but stable condition. we have no details about the person arrested. police say the suspect is an arrest. oakland police also looking for the car and the suspects involved in a carjacking. police say about 8:45 last night. suspects forced their way into a woman's car at 46th and
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adeline. they forced her to drive to an atm and take out money. then she was dropped off at the corner of high street and international boulevard. she was driving a 1999 ford winstar. the license plate, 4 vou 399. now, if you have any information call oakland police. you can add facebook to the growing list of silicon valley companies reportedly interested in buying the struggling smart maker blackberry. facebook executives met with blackberry in california to discuss a possible bid. other parties reportedly interested in acquiring blackberry include cisco, google and former apple's ceo, john skullly. happening today -- the golden state warriors getting ready to play basketball tonight for the new season. the warriors will host their long-time rivals, the los angeles lakers in oakland tonight. this is video of them playing
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in china earlier this month. the warriors are rising stars throughout the nba. last season they advanced to the second round of the playoffs behind curry who had an incredible season. >> a lot of high expectations for them. >> yes. well, cheating at the toll plaza. ktvu has found out how more -- how more than a million people drive through bay area tool booths each other without paying a cent. we're watching washington, d.c. these are live pictures. we're inside a hearing. this is health and human secretary, kathleen sebelius, on the hot seat testifying before congress about the troubled healthcare website. it's not working again this morning. we'll have a live report. we have an update on the sig-alert issued in fairfield. also here is a look at highway 24 through la fayette. a lot of the backup as you make your way through the caldecott.
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happening right now -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is testifying before congress about all of the problems with the government's healthcare insurance website, and she's already apologized for the rocky rollout of healthcare caught govern. in fact -- healthcare.gov. she's facing pretty tough questions at that hearing. ktvu's kyla campbell is joining us live with some of the heated comments already this morning. kyla? >> reporter: well, dave, one house lawmaker asked kathleen sebelius who was in charge of the website rollout and she pointed to another department, cms. but when that lawmaker followed up, kathleen sebelius said she's the one who needs to be helds responsible for the
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website problems. we're taking a live look right now at the house energy and commerce hearing, secretary kathleen sebelius called the online experience miserably frustrating. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know when kathleen sebelius knew healthcare.gov was in trouble and if she knew before the launch, why the administration told congress and americans that everything was ready to go. the top democrat on the committee said these website woes will be forgotten because the affordable care act is working. a california republican chimed in chastising. >> you love what's wrong with the website. and you detest what's working in the affordable care act. and i think that that is on full display here. >> reporter: the focus of the
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hearing is shifting to people losing coverage after president obama and the administration promised people if they liked their plans, they could keep them. this is what mike thompson from the bay area talks about. more at 8:15. back to you. >> thank you. more trouble for the healthcare.gov website last night. maintenance kept customers from submitting applications. verizon one of the contractors working on the website says government officials asked government officials to provide them extra computing and storage facility. the website appears to be back up and running this morning. later on today, president obama flies to boston and calling for patience with the rollout of the affordable care act. he will talk about the problems massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform which is now very popular. the government released how
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much social security will increase next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. this makes it one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted back in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the government shutdown. there's new information about last year's ital yuge cruise ship -- italian cruise ship disaster. a dancer is now testifying at the trial of the captain of the ship which sank off the coast of italy. the dancer says she was the captain's lover and admits she was traveling for free. the dancer also says she was with the captain when the cruise ship ran aground. the captain faces multiple charges of manslaughter and abandoning the ship. he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. 7:18. police have now identified the victim who died in the shooting that injured seven other people
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in vallejo. investigators say 19-year-old hoe hey rodriguez of rich -- jose rodriguez of richmond was shot and killed in that drive- by shooting on princeton avenue late saturday night. four other victims are still in the hospital. they were last reported in critical condition. police haven't determined a motive for the shooting and they say they are still looking for suspects. in other news this morning, researchers say there's a worldwide shortage of wine. right now, there are a million wine producers around the world turning out 2.8 billion cases every year. however, according to a morgan stanley report, that's still not enough to meet demand. production fell by more than 5% last year to the lowest level since the 1960s. they say it's primarily due to bad weather in france and in argentina. the u.s., by the way, consumes 12% of the wine in the world but only produces 8%, tori. >> really? have to bring in another 4% of
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our wine. >> uh-huh. want to check in with tara and get an update on a sig- alert in fairfield. >> we have lanes on 880 near air base parkway. we have three lanes in the eastbound direction and two lanes in the westbound direction. that's right here is where we're talking about. they are still shut down. this is due to an earlier car fire. there are also some fender- benders in the area making traffic worse. traffic is backed up from vacaville to lagoon valley road, from here to vacaville. it's about a 41-minute delay. so definitely some headaches here in the east bay this morning if you are headed to sacramento, you might want to be aware of it. let's take a look at the eastshore freeway. this has been an absolute nightmare. it happened a long time ago but they had one lane blocked and it just really exasperated the situation. you with looking at delays here. at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on.
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you are looking at an extra half-hour at least to get into san francisco. let's head to steve. thank you, tara. mostly clear. patch of fog on the san mateo coast. a couple of -- very low. it will burn off pretty fast. it's cold, though, this morning. a couple of high clouds from a weak system. but overall, much better today than the last couple of days. the system responsible for it has moved off to the rockies. scotts valley, santa cruz mountains, 33 this morning. ben lomond, 34. i've seen 33, 36, 39. felton back in the santa cruz mountains. 36 windsor 38. also near napa, 38. i just saw that and stanford is right there at 40 holding on to 40 degrees. santa rosa, patchy fog in the 30s. sonoma county airport has dipped to 36. maybe 35. i think i just saw a 35. any way you slice it, it's cold. it will be sunny with patchy fog in the morning. 66. san jose is down to 44. now that -- if that's downtown san jose, you know not far away
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it's cooler than that. i've seen low 40s. 67 we'll go for a high today. a lot of sunshine in san jose. looks good today. probably the next few days. even the sierra nevada everything is cleared out. so good to go up in the high country. the low we talked about is moving up in the northern rockies. a steady stream of tropical moisture. look at the cloud cover across the country. we have mostly sunny skies. 30s, 40s and 50s on the temperatures. temperatures will be coming up slowly. get on my toes a little bit. patchy fog, north bay, cool, cold, mild for some. that fog might take a while if you are stuck in it. mainly 60s for the highs. it's getting too late in the season without any kind of a north-northeast breeze. 67 is popular. 66 to 68. but again, everyone is close here unless you are right hey long the -- along the immediate coast. low to mid-60s on the peninsula. woodside 65. looks fine for halloween.
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clear skies. turning rather cold fast once the sun sets. we look good all the way into the weekend. don't forget. it will be cooler on sunday. we fall back on those clocks. >> all right, steve. 7:22. how do you keep the police from leaving the police force? a controversial plan in san jose to prevent san jose police recruits from bolting to other cities. it was amazing. i had given up all hope of seeing the ring again. >> a stolen super bowl ring is back with its hall of famer. how it was recovered more than 20 years later. ♪
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called him offering to sell the ring back for $40,000. he called the sheriff's department. they tracked that ring to an auction scheduled next month. >> all of a sudden, i had the ring back and it's like wow. you know, you don't know how to react to be honest more than to say thank you for the work they did to get it. >> the people who had the ring claim they got it from someone who couldn't pay back a loan. the district attorney is investigating. they will decide whether to seek stolen property charges against three people. 7:26. the st. louis cardinals hope it wasn't a sign of more bad things to come. the team finally landed in boston for today's world series game six. that was after spending six hours last night on the tarmac of the lambert st. louis airport. their charter plane was grounded due to mechanical problems. despite the long wait, the players say everyone had a good attitude. they were well fed and able to walk around and stretch their legs. they take on the red sox in
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game six of the world series. sox need one win to take the championship. coverage begins at 4:30 this afternoon. a special edition of our news will air at 4:00. 7:26. a bay area police shooting sparking a national debate. new information in the case of a 13-year-old boy shot to death by a sonoma county sheriff eight deputy. >> we're live in san francisco general where police are looking for a key witness who may have scene lynn spaulding while she went missing. 280 in san jose looking okay at this hour. a little bit of a backup. we have an update on the earlier sig-alert in fairfield to tell you about. well, just a little bit of patchy fog out there. but enough of it there, there was a couple of locations reporting fog. it will be warmer. but emphasis on "a little."
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good morning. live pictures from outside san francisco general hospital where an investigation continues into the death of a patient. earlier this month she was found in a stairwell nearly two weeks after she disappeared. the person the hospital is searching for right now that could help piece together what happened. that's coming up in a live report. welcome once again to "mornings
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on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve, tc is shivering. >> cold out there. 30s showing up from the north bay to the santa cruz mountains. there's patchy low clouds around. not a lot. 36 santa rosa. 39 napa. 38 closer to town. 44 san jose, 44 concord. antioch, fairfield, 42. san francisco a few upper 40s. we're checking in at 51 degrees. we'll go for a high of 61. 24 in tahoe. 3 in -- 33 in reno. 39 eureka. 42 in sacramento. a little bit of a high cloud deck might scoot through. but overall, sunny to mostly sunny after that patchy low cloud deck. a little bit on the san mateo coast and some of the north bay. what is there won't last too long. 60s for everybody and a few upper 50s. here's tara. we want to update you on the earlier sig-alert issued for interstate 80 in fairfield
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near air base parkway. we got video in from adrienne vargas. look at this. this is was a -- was a pickup truck carrying a trailer. it skipped on the other side of the freeway. in essence, both sides of the freeway had to be shut down earlier this morning. apparently caltrans has been called out to scrape the burn debris on the westbound side. we have two westbound lanes still blocked. we have two lanes on the eastbound side. be aware of massive delays in the area. let's take a look at the macarthur maze this morning. you can see that once you hit the maze, it's clear sailing but along the eastshore freeway, we have backup all the way from berkeley through pinole at this hour. heavy, heavy delays on the eastshore freeway, this morning, give yourself extra time. 280 at the 880 split. you can see northbound traffic, 280 there as you make your way towards santa clara a little
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slug irk. 7:32. let's head to the desk. sham on you! shame on you! >> hundreds of angry protesters mare offed to the sonoma county sheriff's office protesting the deadly shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. later today, another march and rally is planned in santa rosa. in the meantime we're getting new information now about the moment that andy lopez was shot. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom now with that story. >> we're hearing from a second deputy who was at the scene about the moments during that fatal shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. now, investigators say the teenager was already more tally wounded by the time a -- mortally wounded by the time he got in position. while the investigation continues, so do the protests and reaction from the
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community. hundreds of people attended the teenager's funner -- funeral last night. the investigation shows the 13- year-old was holding a bb gun that resembles an ak-47 assault weapon. county leaders say this has led to growing tension between law enforcement officers and the community and county leaders say there needs to be better communication between police and the people. >> that's part of the discussion we're gonna have. what dialogue can owe create to ensure -- can we create to ensure we have that? because it doesn't exist in the community. >> this is a national story and is raising the debate on when police officers should use deadly force. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," we're gonna hear from a weapons expert and formal police chief in san francisco about this kind of case. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:34. a ktvu investigation shows every year more than a million
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people don't pay the tolls that go across bay area bridges. one way they do it, they use temporary cardboard license plates. these blank dealer plates are stolen off newly-purchased cars and can't be traced. every month, about 100,000 cars go across the bridges with no license plates. that's millions of dollars in lost revenue. >> those folks that are using the toll bridges and not paying for that crossing put a greater onus on these who do pay our tolls. >> the transportation commission wants a change in the state law. they want to require all cars to have license plates before they can leave a car lot. a proposal being considered will require car dealers to print and install temporary paper plates with numbers on them. that would then be entered in the dmv's database. 7:35. the search for answers continues in the case of lynne spalding. she was the woman found dead in
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the stairwell earlier this month at san francisco general hospital. ktvu channel 2 reporter, brian flores has more on the missing witness police are hoping to find. >> reporter: good morning to you, tori. i just got an e-mail response from the san francisco general hospital spokesperson who says, yes, they are continuing to search for the key witness who may have more information into the death of lynne spalding and that "we hope it results in more answers to what happens to her which we all want to learn." police with san francisco and ucsf are asking for the public's help to find this witness. he may have been a hospital employee. he's described as asian, approximately 30 to 40 years old, 5'8", with a medium build. at the time, he may have been wearing a blue shirt and possibly a tie. now, according to an information bulletin sent out yesterday, this man was wearing a hospital badge at the time and was admitted on the fifth
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floor stairwell on october 4th. this goes on to say this man saw a woman lying on the stairwell. he told a senior staff member who then called the san francisco sheriff's department to investigate. when they followed up, however, nobody was found. when they tried to follow up with the witness again, he couldn't be found either. it took four more days for spaulding's body to be recovered. this morning, police are looking to talk with this man to gather more information. if you know where he is, you are asked to call the sheriff's department. sheriffs have ruled out foul play but they are trying to investigate more in the death of lynne spalding. coming up, you will hear more from the hospital on their response on trying to find this key witness. we're live in san francisco, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. now, according to the san francisco chronicle, the sheriff's deputies assigned to san francisco general earned some of the highest amounts of overtime in the city. sheriff deputies say a quarter
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of the 28 deputies and institutional officers assigned on a 24-hour basis at the hospital are on overtime. in some cases, overtime is adding about 80,000 to their annual salary. the san jose city council is considering two proposals to keep new officers from leaving the police department. one plan would require officers to pay back a share of training costs if they leave within five years. a second plan calls for the police academy to charge tuition and offer recruits a zero interest loan. the city would pay back the loans of recruits who stay with the department. >> the truth is, we need more officers. no matter how hard they work, there is no surbs stut for having more -- substitute for having more officers on the street. >> counsel members say it can
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cost $170,000 to recruit and train each new officer. officials at the 49ers new stadium in santa clara want to hire current and retirted law enforcement officers and pay them for more $50 an hour to work part time. 120 people will be hired for the stadium security team at the 49ers home games, concerts and super bowl l. they will be working with santa clara police officers who will be assigned to major events at levi stadium. again, $50 an hour. those who are hired. you have to first go through a background checks. an arraignment is scheduled today for a woman accused of killing two people in a menlo park drunk driving crash after it was postponed twice. the san mateo district attorney says 53-year-old marjorie reitzell had a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit at the time of the accident. she's in the hospital. she has not yet been cleared to appear in court. police say she hit kamal and
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balbir singh from behind as they were walking their dog last thursday. she's facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter as well as drunk driving. she's being held on $2 million bail. police are investigating a triple shooting that happened in east palo alto. police say they found three people who had been shot about 8:00 last night on myrtle street. they were rushed to the hospital. we're told they are in stable condition. if you have any information about what happened out there, call east palo alto police. 20 minutes before 8 clg. happening today -- 8:00. happening today, some teachers and students at oakland technical high school are planning to protest a visit to the school this morning by janetnal napolitano. the protesters say they are calling for her to be removed as president from the system because of the large number of undocumented immigrants reported as she was homeland secretary. tonight she will outline the
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vision for the uc system in what's being billed as her first major public address. she will speak at 6:00 at a common wecht event at the mark -- common wecht event at the mark -- commonwealth hotel. two caterpillars were returned to a construction company last night after someone stole the company from the site last week on marsh creek road. those missing excavators cost more than $100,000. the chp is expected to release more information on how they were found later this morning. hour time is 7:31. later today, yelp will rut the -- cut the kibben on their -- ribbon on their new headquarters. nancy pelosi and ed lee will be
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at the ceremony. the company will announce local nonprofits chosen to get $100,000 grants from the yelp foundation. new development in the case of a castro valley nursing home shut down amid charges of patient neglect. why state regulators are investigating another care facility owned by the same family. jxeñ@ñ;@@@ when it's time to talk security
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after the meeting. the fed will issue the formal statement at 11:00 a.m. our time. 's doeby systems -- adobe systems says the security breach reported earlier this month is bigger than indicated. they report hackers obtained information on 38 million customer accounts. the first report was 3 million accounts were broken into. the cyber attackers stole part of the source code to its photo shop editing shot wear that's widely used. barnes & noble is shifting focus from the tablets to a new ebook reader. the glow light will be available online and in stores for $119. that's the same price as amazon's paper white. but the glow light is 15% lighter and comes without ads on its screen saver. the company says the nook tablets nooks have not sold
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well. we have new information on the manwell family, who have a care facility -- manuel family who have a care facility in modesto, investigators have been brought in to investigate mistreatment of patients. >> we've brought in outside contractors to assess the residents and also to determine if there's adequate levels of care and supervision being provided. >> if the state finds violations, it can file a temporary suspension order against the facility later this afternoon, the fire department and sheriff's office will hold a news conference to talk about the investigation of the castro valley care facility. the state is reviewing how 19 patients were abandoned last week. the state blames the facility for not transferring the patients after the nursing home was told to close. an organization for senior
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citizens is suing the state of california. the foundation aiding the elderly accuses state regulators of endangering nursing home patients by taking month not years to investigate complaints against care facilities. the group says the nursing home industry is not afraid of regulators because they are "lax in their responsibilities." the state says it cannot comment on any pending litigation. 7:48. delegation from the european union will meet with white house officials today to discuss the recent revelations that the u.s. spied on european leaders. the urn parliament's civil -- european parliament civil department has been there since monday and has met with the state department and various intelligence agencies. president obama has ordered a review of intelligence- gathering programs following the reports of data collection and eavesdropping on allies. lawmakers are meeting on
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capitol hill to discuss ways to ease the effects of automatic spending cuts on the military. democrats also want to lesson the effect of the budget cuts on headstart and schools. but republicans are focusing their efforts on reducing the impact to the pentagon. san jose police are trying to find the man who allegedly used his victims' hearts to get to their man. a woman married a man and he was on the website mugshots.com under multiple alee justs including michael read. she said she gave him money to help with investments and added his name to her checking within. within two weeks, her life savings was gone. >> there's a lot of lonely people out there. when they find somebody who loves them, they have a hard
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time detaching. >> if you have any information about james mcintosh or michael reed, call police. let's bring tara back. good news about fairfield. >> a little bit. that earlier sig-alert canceled all westbound lanes near air base parkway are now open. this is a look at newschopper2. look at the burn marks. they are all over the roadway from this trailer, this truck that exploded earlier this morning. you can see that they do have lanes blocked still so traffic still a little bit slow going through this area. there's also another accident in the area, a fender-bender nearby. still two eastbound lanes closed and apparently caltrans is gonna have to scrape some of the burn debris from the roadway. if we tilt up, you can see the backup, you know, it's just very, very heavily congested. so definitely give your some extra time if you need to get through the vacaville/fairfield area this morning. look at that on both sides.
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so definitely major delays. we have video from adrienne vargas and he shot this cell phone. this was the pickup truck with the trailer that exploded in flames and it skipped the concrete barrier. so that's what caused all of these problems here in the fairfield area this morning. let's take a live look at the freeway here. it looks like it's finally starting to make a comeback. we had an earlier accident, that caused some problems for the morning commute here. finally, we have 280 in san jose. you can see that there's some pretty bad backup there as well. so give yourself some extra time. let's check in with steve. >> tara, thank you. >> you are welcome. >> good morning. a little bit of patchy fog. not much a couple of patches. san mateo coast, it will be mostly sunny today. temperatures are cold this morning. 30s, scotts valley, santa cruz mountains. 33. ben lomond up there.
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34. great. occidental areas around forestville, 30s. felton, 36. winder is 38. stanford is 40. santa rosa is chilly. 30s -- 36, 58. we'll go for a high of 66. san jose as well. dipping to 4040. dipping to 44. a lot of sun. 67. the days are getting very, very short. they will be really short as we set our clocks back on sunday. there's some. fog -- there's some fog. patchy fog around truckee, 19 degrees. it's cold. overall, a mostly sunny day. a few low clouds coming by. 30s, 40s. right around 50. some of the cooler temperatures are in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. it looks good today but not that much warmer. we're trying here. a cold morning. overall, highs 60s for many.
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low, mid- to upper. it won't be that much of a difference. it doesn't matter if it's that much. the peninsula, north bay. inland, about 65, 66, 67. 50s or very, very low 60s. halloween looks good. it will be dry. it will be sunny. the day will be warmer. the evening, as you know this time of year, temperature drops pretty fast. warmer, thursday/friday. cooler with clouds on sunday. again, we fall back on the clocks. >> thank you. 7:53. keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. why hundreds of people in california who should be on the prohibited list are not reported to the justice department. plus, yesterday, we told you about a life-saving cell phone that stopped the bullet. well, today, a story about another tech tool that stopped the bullet. what it was and what the survivor is saying about it. i love watching tv outside.
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san francisco police say don't leave things in your car. there's been a lot of the break- ins. cars are up 37%. thieves are stealing smartphones, tablets. and parking garages are popular targets for thieves and stashing your things in your trunk may not help. police say thieves are sometimes posing as parking attendants. they watch what you put in your trunk. tonight in san francisco, a public meeting about the future of coit tower. san francisco's recreation and parks department due to announce a new plan for moving ahead with the renovation of coit tower. two years ago, the department issued a request for proposals to replace the concession company that's been running the gift shop and the elevator concession at coit tower. tonight's meeting goes from 6:00 to 8:00. it will be in the joe dimaggio playground clubhouse. a los angeles sheriff's
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deputy said a phone charger saved her life. a charger deflected a shootout yesterday in inglewood. two other deputies were hurt in the gun battle. >> she had the charging wire that you would charge a cell phone with. the tab that inserts into the phone. the bullet struck that tab. >> shots were fired during a traffic stop and they returned fire killing the suspect. this is the second story like this. if you missed our story yesterday morning, a gas station clerk in florida stays his cell phone saved his life after he was shot in the chest during a robbery monday morning. the clerk had no idea he was shot until he felt a -- a pain in his chest. when police looked at his phone, they found a bullet lodged inside. the clerk had some bruising but is expected to fully recover. 7:57. it took 1 is years to build -- it took 11 years to build the new bridge. the investigation happening into the delays and the cost overruns on the new bridge.
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>> reporter: sonoma county accident kills one man, injures three other people. we'll tell you what authorities believe is behind the accident. massive delays in fairfield at this hour as well as vacaville due to a car fire. pockets of thick fog popping you. it's working our way through. in crockett, you can see some there. it will still be mostly sunny today and a little warmer. we'll have the forecasted highs.
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welcome back. live pictures. this is fairfield. a big crash we're focused on right now caused a real traffic nightmare for drivers in both directions. it's a mess out there. we'll tell you, though, how you can avoid this traffic trouble spot -- coming up. it's the middle of the week. it's wednesday, october 30th. i'm dave clark. >> almost halloween. >> almost. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. a quick look at weather and traffic. a little chilly, steve. >> no doubt about it, tori and dave. thank you. cold for some. there's also pockets of very thick fog. kind of late getting to the party. but it's here now. some on the san mateo coast. really cold. 35 santa rosa. name, 39. i've seen colder closer to
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town. san jose, 44. fairfield at 41. san francisco now officially i saw 51. but i saw some upper 40s. 51. we'll go for a high of 61. 59, 60 and today 69. 22 up in tahoe. 19 in truckee. ukiah, 289 degrees. you can see the -- 29 degrees. you can see the high clouds washing away. some patchy fog, thick for a while. it's cold out there. there's no breeze. highs today, upper 50s, low 60s and a few mid-60s. we've had quite a nightmare in the vacaville area. if we take a live look at newschopper2. we can see that the -- they are starting to clear this incident right now. this was a pickup truck that had a trailer on it and it caught fire. and you can see all of the burn marks there on the roadway as well as on the center divider. there's damage there. this happened in the eastbound lanes of 80, interstate 80 and
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you can see it's very slow going and there are still two lanes blocked right at that section. but for the most part, all of the eastbound lanes are open and you can see the westbound lanes are now open. those had been closed down completely earlier this morning. we a big sig-alert issued. still some delays here. but it looks like the traffic is bunching up near the accident. that's some good news for folks near the air base parkway. that's where the earlier accident happened. let's take a live look at highway 4 through the baypoint/pittsburg area. it's very slow going in the westbound direction, we had a fender-bender here. don't know if that led to these problems right now. but it's not been this slow this morning. so definitely give yourself extra time. at the bay bridge toll plaza, gridlock, give yourself an extra 20, 25 minutes. eastshore freeway, finally starting to pick up from the earlier accident. we to have delays into the city. 8:02. let's head to the desk. >> thank you, tara.
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highway 121 has reopened following a dui deadly crash that also injured three people including a 5-year-old child. the accident happened around 7:00 last night on meadow park lane near the sonoma raceway. christien kafton is live to explain how police are cracking down on dui cracks, especially around halloween. >> reporter: absolutely. we've moved in the last half- hour to give you a better sense on exactly how this accident unfolded. from what we understand, the jaguar was moving southbound coming through this area when he crossed the stentor line and collided -- center line and collided with another car. this whole accident happening just after 7:00. the accident killed one man, left three others injured, one of them -- them a 5-year-old girl. they say the man behind the jaguar crossed the center line to pass other cars and that's when the collision happened. the jaguar crashed into oncoming traffic.
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a toyota hit the jaguar head- on. a 26-year-old man in the jaguar was killed in the impact. still no word on his identity. the 26-year-old man driving the toyota and his 5-year-old child also in the toyota both seriously injured. that 5-year-old child flown to children's hospital in oakland with what are being called major injuries. he was also taken to an area hospital with serious injuries as well. the chp investigators suspect this may have been a case of drunk driving. drugs and alcohol are suspected to be involved in this traffic collision and it is again too early to release any other information but we are investigating that as being involved. >> sonoma county law enforcement recently received a series of grants to step up imbared driving enforcement. the bulk. family is gonna go to petaluma police to avoid the anti-drunk driving campaign. we just got off the phone about 20 minutes ago at california highway -- with the california
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highway patrol. they said that halloween has turned into a party holiday and kids are out trick or treating. certainly one of the issues to think about as you take your children out trick or treating tomorrow night. we're live along highway 121, back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, we're learning more about a warehouse fire in union -- union city. it started at the sterling foods plant. firefighters credit the sprinkler system for helping contain the fire. no word on what caused the fire. but flames spread to heavy machinery and piles of storage. >> the sprinkler system was a great assistance. large building, heavy smoke, we're always concerned about our people getting lost inside. >> there were about 25 employees inside the building at the time of the fire. but they were all able to make
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it out safely. 8:05. new surveillance video from campbell police. it may lead to four suspects in a weekend shooting at a nightclub where one man was wounded. janine de la vega here live now from campbell and you just talked to the police. what did they say? >> reporter: well, they haven't received any tips yet this morning, but they are optimistic because this 52- second video shows some distinctive tattoos of the men. now, someone -- they are hoping someone will recognize them. all four were inside the spot nightclub four less than an hour. they ordered drinks and then they went outside. now, here's the video. you see a man with dark hair and a goatee enter and look around the club. here's in the center of the screen. then the second suspect, a man who also has dark hair and a goatee walks and looks down and starts to talk to the first suspect. police believe the third suspect is the shooter. he's the man wearing camouflage
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pants and tattoos covering both of -- both of his arms. the fourth suspect is the asian female next to him. police say on saturday morning, just before 2:00, a male bouncer asked the group of four to turn down loud music coming from their car in the parking lot. police say it then is clatted to pushing and shoving. that's when one of the men  opened fire. >> we've been analyzing the video and looking at the specific tattoos, especially on the left forearm and the right hand. and we're optimistic that we'll be able to identify the tattoos and the persons associated with those. >> reporter: do you think they are local? >> at this point, we don't know. >> reporter: the victim is 33 years old and is recovering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. the suspects fled in two cars. one a dark colored 1990s chevy camaro, the other is a four- door sedan possibly light in color. they were last seen heading east on orchard drive.
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campbell police would like to hear from you if you recognize any of the suspects. the club is located in downtown campbell. it's very close to a lot of shops and restaurants. campbell police says -- you know, they consider this a very safe area. they believe that even though there was a stabbing here back in 2009, they still say this shooting is an isolated incident. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:08. there's a new audit showing the california's justice department and the courts have not identified thousands of mentally ill people who should not be allowed to own a gun. the audit found that 34 out of 58 superior courts didn't file more than 2,000 prohibited person reports to the justice department's mental health unit between 2010 and 2012. the audit says the legislature should require all mental health related prohibited person reports be filed within 24 hours.
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8:08. why did it take so long and cause so much to build the new bay bridge. the contra costa times reports a shat senate committee is launching an investigation is -- to find out. it took 11 years to build the bridge. it cost $6.4 billion. a huge jump over the expected $1.4 billion price tag. the state senate plans to use the power -- the subpoena powers if necessary to complete the investigation there's been a lot of talk about a mysterious structure being built on a barge at treasure island. there are new reports that google is building a similar floating structure in portland, maine that's also shoulded a mystery -- shrouded a mystery. google will not comment. both structures are believed to be a floating data center for
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google. oakland police made an arrest after a shooting last night at a motel. police rushed to the value inn on west macarthur boulevard around 7:15 last night. a woman was shot in the face. reportedry she's in serious but stable condition. police will only say the suspect is an adult. oakland police searching for a car and the suspects involved in a carjacking. police say around 8:45 last night, the suspects forced their way into a woman's car at 46th and adeline. they forced her to drive to an atm and withdraw money and she was dropped off at high street and international boulevard. she was driving a 1999 ford winstar. the license plate, 4 vou 399. if you have any information, call police. 8:10. police in san jose are searching for the thieves who
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stole $70,000 worth of laptops and ipads from an elementary school. officials at river glen elementary discovered the break- in on monday. 31 laptops and 31 ipads were taken. teachers say the loss -- loss of the equipment will make it hard to give standardized tests supposed to be done on computers. engineer chris shepherd and crter larry daniels were working on the tracks on october 189ge when they were hit and killed by a train. lawmakers say a policy that makes track workers responsibility for their own safety may have contributed to the accident. b.a.r.t. discontinued that policy shortly after the workers were killed. an assembly committee plans to hold a hearing on november 7th in san francisco. cheating at the toll plazas here in the bay area. not paying anything.
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how scammers are cheating the system and why they are not getting caught. health and human services kathleen sebelius on the hot seat right now testifying before congress. these are live pictures. accusers and defenders. live coverage coming up. our earlier sig-alert in fairfield has been canceled. good news. look at how great the roadway is looking here. this is near air base parkway. we'll have an update from newschopper2 next. mostly sunny. i mean there's a few pockets of fog and some very cold lows. we'll take a look at some of those and see how much warmer it's going to get today.
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happening now -- kathleen sebelius is starting her third hour of taking tough questions at a congressional hearing. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in washington, d.c. to explain how republican lawmakers are pressing kathleen sebelius for answers on the flawed website and how she's responding. >> reporter: lawmakers want to know who is to blame. >> we own the site. the site has had serious problems. >> who is in charge, madam secretary? >> hold me account for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: democrats say the website has its faults but obamacare is working. the focus shifted at times to people losing their health insurance policies after president obama promised people to keep their plans if they liked them. kathleen sebelius said some
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existing plans don't meet the requirement of the affordable care act but argue people have access to options. that is if they can get on the website which had error messages for users just this morning. kathleen sebelius said access to healthcare.gov has been a frustrating process for millions of americans. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone, with the flawed lawn. of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: healthcare.gov will get positive press. president obama is heading to boston where he will be promoting the website this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:16. police in south carolina say six people were shot to death at a home in greenwood county after a domestic dispute. the bodies of now adults and
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two children were found last night. police think the shooter is among those victims. the gunman called 911 before the shootings to say he was thinking about hurting himself. back at home, a fund has been set up to help pay funeral expenses for the victims of a horrifying crash in lodi last week. five members of one family were killed in this multicar crash right near lodi middle school. among them, three children and a pregnant woman. the mexican consulate in sacramento has set up a fund to help transport their poddies back to mex -- bodies back to mexico. the money will help the one child who survived the crash also. police are looking for thieves who stole 40,000 feet of copper wire from lake merritt the's light display. work has begun near ferry land to repair the work and repairs are expected to cost at least
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$who,000. it's still unclear -- $40,000. it's still unclear about the plastic bags take back program. day tas hat not been collected since the law -- dare ta has not been collect -- data has not been collected since the law took effect. 8:17. the chp and a south bay car dealership, they are teaming up to make halloween safer for trick or treaters. a child volks group says kids are twice as likely to be hurt or be involved in a fatal traffic accident on halloween than any other day. so capital chevrolet in san jose will pass out treats and tips for kids and their parents starting at 3:00 this afternoon. the chp is also reminding kids use the sidewalks, walk in groups, and pay attention to all of the traffic rules when you go out trick or treating.
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8:18. speaking of trick or treating, tara has traffic. the east bay commute has been goulish. >> that's very appropriate. it's showing signs of improvement. we had both sides of interstate 80 shut down earlier. but as newschopper2 is gonna show us here, the roadway is clear. this is 80 eastbound near air base parkway and crews are sort of still hanging out in that section where the accident happened because there was damage to the roadway and the concrete wall. so they have to scrape some of those char marks off. otherwise traffic is really starting to flow again. here's some video from adrian vargas. this was the pickup that had a trailer on it. it exploded in flames, scripped across the -- skipped across the concrete barrier and that's why the entire freeway had to be shut down. the been toll plaza, bumper to bumper back to the maze. metering lights are on.
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i tack an extra 25 minutes -- i would tack an extra 25 minutes on your commute. 237 milpitas, trafficker. sunnyvale, crawling. give yourself there extra time as well. to steve. some patchy low clouds. kind of late to get going. but san mateo coast, marin coast, san pablo bay, pockets here making it all the way out to crockett. some areas clear. you go a distance, it's clear. other areas it's socked in. everybody got in on the cold. 30s and 40s. current temperatures. some of the lows this morning. scotts valley, 33. ben lomond, 33. petaluma, 38 and stanford 39. it's about 40 now. if you thought it was cold, it was. santa rosa is -- they keep -- that low keeps going down. now it's 35. 58 at noon. we'll go 66 for a high today. it's getting tough to recover on some of the temperatures.
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we will have mostly sunny skies. a little bit of patchy fog. it's hard to see on the marin coast. it's there and over parts of the bay. clearing out up in tahoe. overall, mostly sunny today after a couple of days of good snow but that's system is in the rockies now. we'll have mostly sunny skies. 37 napa, 36 santa rosa. 39 walnut creek. finally dipped in there. a lot of 30s right at 40. patchy morning fog here. that gives way to mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the 60s for some. mid- to upper. i think it's 38 in clearlake. i think i saw that from chloe. vallejo, 63. novato, 39. i did see that. oakland 64. a lot of 67s in here including livermore, danville. low 60s closer to the bay. upper 50s if you have some of the fog, it will be tougher. san jose, morgan hill, all 67.
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59 daly city. westlake, pacifica, 59. san bruno. 62 but very low 60s. san mateo in there. menlo park. it looks like good conditions, thursday, friday. but again the lows drop off. warmer thursday into friday. mostly sunny saturday. it will be cooler with some clouds sunday. we also fall back on those clocks. a mystery solved. some huge pieces of stolen construction equipment have been found. what was stolen and where the search to get them back ended. kittens and car service. how uber is using four legs and a tail to bring in customers. i love watching tv outside.
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and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
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tonight, san francisco police chief greg suhr holdings a town hall meeting about a -- hoegeds a town hall meeting about a weekend shooting -- hoegeds a town hall -- holds a town hall meeting about a weekend shooting. police were forced to open fire after he beat a man. the last report, the suspect is in critical condition. the meeting starts at 6:15 at marina middle school on fillmore street. in marin county, jury deliberations resume in the trial of max wade. he's accused of attempted murder and stealing a sports car belonging to celebrity chef. he's 19 years old. he's being prosecuted as an
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adult. even though he was arrest when he was only 17. he's charged with shooting at a teenaged girl and her boyfriend last year. prosecutors also say he stole a $200,000 car belonging to tv chef guy fee fee et -- guy fieri. a plan that would limit dock access in san francisco is not being supported -- dog access in san francisco is not being supported opposing the golden gate area's plan to limit dog access to parks. scott wiener wants the plan modified for rerk ration areas like chrissy -- rerk -- recreation areas like crissy field and ocean beach. uber added an option for kitten delivery. now, people can use the uber app and order a kitten for a 15-
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minute snuggle. snugglers pay 20 bucks. the money went to local shelters. but a lot of people were angry. they said they were never able to get through and order a kitten. uber isn't saying how many snugglers try to adopt a kitten. our time is now 8:26. the deadly shooting of a santa rosa teenager. this is a national news story, raising a debate on when police should use deadly force. coming up next, what's making the tough decision even harder. we're live in san francisco where police are looking for a key witness who may no more about the death of 57-year-old lynne spalding. we'll tell you more on who police are looking for -- coming up. some heavy traffic in the east bay. we'll show you the roadways that are being ail effected. this with -- being affected. this is one of them. some pasmy fog has decided to show up late. some of it -- patchy fog has decided to show up late.
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welcome back. 8:30. live pictures from san francisco. this is san francisco general hospital. the investigation goes on into the death of a hospital patient whose body was found in a stairwell earlier this month, almost two weeks after she went missing. the person the hospital is searching for right now that may help piece together what happened there. we'll get you a live rosht in a couple of -- report in a couple of minutes. it's october 30th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. steve, a chilly morning. >> 30s and pockets of fog.
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kind of dance congress its way around -- dancing its way around. chloe said in lake county, it's foggy. a little bit of on the coast -- a little bit on the coast. cold, mostly clear. mostly sunny later on today. a little bit warmer. 30s, 40s to right at 50. no doubt about it cold. some of that patchy fog will hold back a few of these high temperatures. 39 ukiah, 22 up in tahoe. 33 in reno. things are much better in the sierra nevada. a few high clouds might clip us. a cold morning gives way to sunshine. mostly sunny. a slight warmup. again some areas 50s and 60s. other areas will be in the low to mid-60s. here's tara. >> thank you, steve. we've had sort of a nightmare commute in the east bay. but things are shaping up that earlier sig-alert canceled in fairfield. as we take a look at the maps, we do see there is a lot more red out there. a couple of accidents fender-
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benders and over on the peninsula, we do have slow going traffic here on 101. so be careful there over in hayward, there's a pair of accidents as well and heavy traffic on 880 southbound. let's take a look at the eastshore freeway where we had the earlier problems this morning. it looks like things are still sluggish. everything has picked up. that's good news as you make your way to the maze. at the golden gate bridge, you can see that things are flowing nicely in san francisco. let's head back to the desk. shame on you! shame on you! >> hundreds of angry protesters marched yesterday to the sonoma county sheriff's office protesting the deadly shooting of 13-year-old andy lopez. and later on today, another march and another rally are planned in santa rosa. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom now to tell us about the tensions in that community, pam, and also the concerns of police officers. >> yeah, the shooting is dive
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individualing the community of -- dividing the community. angry protesters on one side, concerned police officers on the other. at the heart of the controversy was the shooting justified? now, at the time he was fatally shot by a deputy, 13-year-old andy lopez was holding a bb that officers say lookses just like an ak -- looks just like an ak-47 assault weapon. we spoke to san francisco's police chief about the case. he says officers often have little time to display a toy replica from the real thing. >> police officers have a right to defend themselves. they have a responsibility to defend themselves. in a split second, the officer has an opportunity to decide whether it's real or not. >> he says police officers routinely go through extensive training on when and when not to use deadly force.
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but that training can't prepare them for every possible scenario. now, as we've seen, hundreds of people when to andy lopez's funeral last night. thousands have shown up for the protests of the fatal shooting that continue. county leaders calling for better communication between police and the community to help ease the tension. reporting live in the newsroom, pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. a ktvu investigation shows every year more than a million people don't pay the tolls at bay area bridges. one way they do it, they use temporary cardboard license plates. these blank dealer plates are stolen off newly-purchased cars and cannot be traced. every month about a hundred thousand cars go over the bridges with no license plates. that's millions of dollars in lost revenues. >> when a plate for whatever reason can't be read and in this case because the plate isn't there, we peg those
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losses at about $4 million a year. >> now, the transportation commission wants to change state law to require all cars to have license plates before they can even leave a car lot. a proposal being considered would require car dealers to print and install temporary paper plates with numbers on them. they can then be entered into the dmv database. more questions surrounding the death of 57-year-old lynne spalding. police are now looking for a witness who may have been the first person to see her on the stairwell of san francisco general hospital. ktvu's brian flores is there now to let you know who the police are looking for. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, tori. investigators having a tough time trying to identify and even find this key witness but i did get an e-mail from a san francisco general hospital spokesperson who says yes, they are continuing to search for the key witness and that we hope that it results in more answers to what happened to her which we all want to learn.
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now, again, police with san francisco and ucsf are asking for the public's help in finding the witness. according to police, he may have been a hospital employee. he's described as an asian man approximately 30 to 40 years old. 5'8" with a medium build. at the time he may have been wearing a blue shirt and possibly a tie. according to an information bulletin sent out yesterday, this man was wearing a hospital badge at the time and was@mitted on the -- admitted on the filth floor emergency stairwell around 7:30 a.m. on the 4th of october. it says a man saw a woman lying on the stairwell. he told a senior staff member who called the sheriff's department to investigate. when they followed up, arnt payly nobody was -- apparently nobody was found and when they called the witness again, he couldn't be found. it took now more bodies for the body -- days for the body to be recovered on the 8th.
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>> we appreciate the expanded efforts to find this important information about what may have happened to lynne spalding. we hope it will result in more answers to this tragedy. >> reporter: as we take it back out here live, police looking to talk with this man again to gather more information. san francisco general says they will not be holding a press conference today in regard to this. but they say that this is a police matter. but they will continue to be open with the investigation this morning. we're live here in san bernardino, brian flores -- san francisco, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. the san jose city council is considering two proposals to keep new officers from leaving the department. one plan would require officers to pay back a share of training costs if they leave within five years. a second plan calls for the police academy to charge tuition and offer recruits a zero interest loan. the city would pay back the loans of recruits who stay with
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the department. the truth is, we need more officers and no matter how hard they work, there is no subs suit for having more officers on the streets. >> police departments in oakland, hayward and los angeles already have repayment requirements. council members say it can cost $170,000 to recruit and train each new officer. 8:37. an arraignment is planned today for a woman accused of killing two people in a menlo park drunk driving accident after the arraignment was postponed twice. the san mateo district attorney says 53-year-old marjorie reitzell had a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit at the aisle time of the accident. she's in the. she's not been cleared to appear in court. police say her car hit kamal and balbir singh from behind as they were walking their dog last thursday. reitzell faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter as well as drunk driving. she's being held on $2 million
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bail. a 5-year-old boy is in the hospital after falling off a roof in san ralph fell. this -- san rafael. it happened at an apartment building on lincoln avenue. the marin independent independent journal says the boy was playing on the balcony when he climbed on the roof and fell 15 feet. he has head injuries -- he was head injuries. authorities have found two huge pieces of construction equipment recently stolen in the east bay. ktvu news received this photo shortly after the two yellow caterpillar excavators were found in the city of byron. they were returned to the construction company last night. someone stole the equipment from contra costa county last week. the missing excavators cost more than a hundred thousand dollars. the chp is expected to release more information on how they were found later this morningge. 8:389.
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happening today in eecketd, some students and teachers at oakland -- oakland, some student, a teachers at oakland technical high school plan a protest to the school by the new uc president, janet napolitano. the protesters say they want napolitano to be removed as president of the uc system because of the large number of undocumented immigrants who were deported while hee -- bhige she was the home -- while she was the homeland security secretary. she will be speaking at 6:00 at a commonwealth club event at the mark mop kins hotel in san francisco. well, the golden state warriors are getting ready for a big game tonight. kicking off the new season. the golden state will be hosting long-time rivals, the l.a. lakers playing in oakland tonight. now, the teams played in china earlier this month. the warriors as you know are rising stars in the nba. last season, they moved to the second round of the playoffs
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behind curry's great play and the team is expected to be even better this year. we just talked to one really excited warrior fan. >> i think they got the foundation set for the a championship run. >> how about that? tipoff for the game tonight, 7:30. all right. big night for sports. we got the world series. >> yes. >> yes. a new development in the case of a castro valley nursing home shut down amid charges of patient neglect. why state regulators are investigating another care facility owned by the same family. >> reporter: we'll tell you about a suspected deadly drunk driving accident in sonoma county and what the county is going to do to try too combat dui -- to do to try to combat dui. it's going tok sunny today
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latest news from the federal reserve. investors expect the fed to maintain the economic stimulus program. general motors and electric arts rose after reporting higher earnings. taking a live look, the dow is down 18. the nasdaq is down 10. s&p down 4. 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories -- these are lisht pictures -- are live pictures. kathleen sebelius right here. she's testifying at a congressional hearing about all of the problems with the government's new healthcare website. she's already promising to have the problems fixed by the end of next month. also, we have new information about the killing of 13-year-old andy lopez in santa rosa last week. officials say he was shot by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy while holding a bb gun that looked like an ak-47 assault weapon. well, now investigators say he
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was already mortally bound wounded by -- wowrnded by the same -- wounded by the time a second deputy got out of the car. highway 121 in sonoma county, back open after last night's deadly crash injured three people including a 5-year- old child. christien kafton has been out there since early this morning. you are finding out what may have led to the crash. >> reporter: we've been out here since 4:30. now we can give you a better chance. investigators tell us that the jaguar was heading southbound like these cars coming toward us right now on highway 121. the vehicle was coming this way south, crossed over the center lane in this air you and collided with another -- in this area and collided with another vehicle. that car crash killed one man and left three others injured. one of them a 5-year-old girl.
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witnesses say that 25-year-old in the jaguar was behind the wheel and crossed the center line to pass another car. that's when the collision happened. the jaguar crashed into oncoming traffic and a toyota coming in the opposite direction hit the jaguar head on. a 26-year-old man in the vehicle was killed. still no word on his identity. the 26-year-old man driving the toyota and his 5-year-old child also in that toyota were both serious injured. that 5-year-old children was flown to children's hospital in oakland with what are being called major injuries. the chp investigators suspect this may have been a case of drunk driving. now, sonoma county law enforcement recently received a grant to step up impaired driving. the bulk of the money go to for the anti-drunk driving campaign here. i had a chance to speak with the highway patrol.
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they reiterate that ha lone we is turning into a -- halloween is turning into more of a party holiday. and there's trick or treaters and that can be especially dangerous. so many families will be out walking the streets tomorrow. we'll continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates throughout the day as we learn more about the investigation. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:47. there are new details now about the owners of an assisted living home in castro valley that was shut down by the state due to charges of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. the owners, the manual family, has a fair facility in modesto. the california department of social services has brought in independent investigators to examine that nursing home for any mistreatment of patients. >> they're bringing in outside contractors to assess the residents and to determine if there's adequate levels of care
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and supervision being provided. >> if the state finds violations, it can file a temporary suspension order at any time against the modesto facility. this afternoon, the alameda county sheriff's office and fire department will hold a news conference to discuss their findings into the fair facility in castro valley. the state is reviewing how 19 patients were abandoned for more than two weeks. the state blames the facility for not transferring all of its patients after the nursing home was ordered to close. 8:49. a delegation from the european union meets today with white house officials about the recent reports the u.s. spied on european leaders. delegation has been in washington since monday. they've already met with state department officials and intelligence agencies. now, president obama ordered an investigation of intelligence- gathering programs after the reports of spying on allies by the national security agency. also new this morning, the government just told us how
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much social security payments will go up next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. that's -- 1.5%. that's one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the government shutdown. 8:489. san francisco's old mint is being used as a haunted house. the 140-year-old landmark was rented out for the week and turned into a paid halloween attraction. complete with a room gulf ghosts and goblins. the mint is managed by the nonprofit museum and historic society. they hope to turn it into a city museum one day but until then, they went it out in an effort to pay the bills. >> all right, tori. 8:50. in a serious way, it's been a scary commute. a lot of crashes, tara. >> quite a few fender-benders this morning. they've been scattered all over the south bay, hayward, oakland and now san francisco. if we take a look at the maps,
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you can see 101 southbound at the sierra point offramp this is a two-car crash. crews just cleared it. and then the cesar chavez exit, you can see delays because of a four-car crash blocking a lane. crews are cleaning up antifreeze that splashed on the roadway. expect some major headaches through this area. highway 4 baypoint pittsburg area, we have an injury accident at loverrage road -- leverage road. you can see the traffic there slow. finally at the bay bridge tacoma, gridlock. give yourself some extra time into san francisco. 8:51. let's head over to steve. thank you. you can't find city hall but you can go down there. sid farhang is, our photographer. give me a high sign that i know that's you. there he is. thank you. like the old days. thank you, sid.
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[laughter] >> partly sunny, partly cloudy. there is a little bit on the marin coast on the san mateo coast. when you get in the 30s, it's tough to warm up to the 60s. some fog, cold. it's cold. scotts valley, 33. ben lomond, 34. petaluma, 38. petaluma, 38. i've not had a tweet from bubba the tortoise this morning. he's probably sitting on his warmy. it's so called. san jose started off 44. we'll end up with 67. a lot of sunshine. any patchy fog is gonna get chewed up. look for temperatures to rebound. by the weekend we'll start to cool things down. much better conditions in the sierra.
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the fresh snow is up there. go, go, go. the next three days look good. 30s, 40s on the temperatures. even some low 40s on the coast. overall, a lot of sunshine after we get rid of some of that low cloud deck. cold morning, sunny to mostly sunny or a few low clouds. overall, temperatures kind of tough to warm up a little bit. getting some -- even some patchy low clouds into lake county. a lot of 30s. we'll end up with 60s. about 60 to 68 should cover it. coast, bay, inland. a few areas on the coast dealing with the fog. i just don't think it will be that warm. 50s and 60s. looks quiet, halloween looks good. warmer into friday. a little cooler on sunday. sunday clouds roll in. we set our clocks back. don't forget. >> thank you, steve. 8:53. well, yard sales, one person's trash is another personnary treasure but in fact, they are hall treasures at oprah winfrey's rummage sale. what you can buy for $150,000.
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8:56. the search resumes in the gold country for a missing miner from san jose. 65-year-old walter severt disappeared a week ago. rescuers are concerned because of rug -- because of the rugged terrain. they've been looking for him in nevada city in the south yuba river at the end of owl creek road. they found his car on monday. but no other signs of him.
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about 100 people, police dogs and horses have been brought in to look for him. he does know the region and owns a mining claim to 120-acre property. oprah winfrey is holding a yard sale in santa barbara. about 4,000 people are expected to go through some of her belongings. she's selling antiques, fine art and a lot more. but it's not cheap. prices start at $150,000. proceeds will benefit oprah's leadership academy for students in south africa. >> certainly a good cause. >> yes. want to check in with tara one more time. see how things are going. >> that's right. we have an accident actually in san francisco. if we take a look at our san francisco camera through wip, we can see there is an accident at the -- we can see there is an accident at the cesar chavez exit. that was a four-car crash. there's antifreeze on the roadway. they are trying to clear that. but it's been causing backup. this is highway 24 through la
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fayette. you can see the caldecott tunnel traffic is very sluggish. let's head over to steve. all right. thank you. a few pockets of fog. a little bit on the coast. some over the bay. it will burn off. machine -- machine. a little cooldown on the weekend. >> around turn the back clock. >> turn the clock back sunday morning. >> yes. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch us at noon. we're always here for you at ktvu.com as well as twitter and facebook. thanks for joining us. the founder of mercedes-benz]
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